Definition of Gnaw

1. Verb. Bite or chew on with the teeth. "Gnaw an old cracker"

Generic synonyms: Chew, Jaw, Manducate, Masticate, Bite, Seize With Teeth
Derivative terms: Gnawer

2. Verb. Become ground down or deteriorate. "Her confidence eroded"
Exact synonyms: Eat At, Erode, Gnaw At, Wear Away
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Derivative terms: Erosion, Erosive, Wearing Away

Definition of Gnaw

1. v. t. To bite, as something hard or tough, which is not readily separated or crushed; to bite off little by little, with effort; to wear or eat away by scraping or continuous biting with the teeth; to nibble at.

2. v. i. To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable.

Definition of Gnaw

1. Verb. (transitive) To bite something persistently. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To produce excessive anxiety or worry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gnaw

1. to wear away by persistent biting [v GNAWED, GNAWN, GNAWING, GNAWS] : GNAWABLE [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnaw

gnathostegite
gnathostoma
gnathostome
gnathostomes
gnathostomiasis
gnatlike
gnatling
gnatlings
gnats
gnattier
gnattiest
gnatty
gnatworm
gnatworms
gnaw at
gnaw someone's vitals
gnawable
gnawed
gnawer
gnawers
gnawing
gnawing animal
gnawing mammal
gnawingly
gnawings
gnawn
gnaws
gneiss

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